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1 Site Conceptual Models Keith Kezer SAM Project Manager

2 Why a discussion on SCMs? Confusion on exactly what a SCM is Confusion on exactly what a SCM is Clarify the goals of a SCM Clarify the goals of a SCM Provide guidance on when a SCM is necessary Provide guidance on when a SCM is necessary Have consistency on the contents of SCMs Have consistency on the contents of SCMs Provide opportunity to address consultant questions and provide clarifications. Provide opportunity to address consultant questions and provide clarifications.

3 How many think this a SCM?

4 SCM questions received by DEH Why do we need to submit boring logs and cross sections? Why do we need to submit boring logs and cross sections? Why do we need to re-submit information that was already submitted to DEH? Why do we need to re-submit information that was already submitted to DEH? Why must a receptor pathway evaluation be included in a site assessment report? Why must a receptor pathway evaluation be included in a site assessment report?

5 SCM Definition Keith Kezer Definition: A comprehensive compilation of data, interpretations, and site specific circumstances which describe and explain the environmental conditions of a site based on all available information.

6 Goals of an SCM Provide a clear understanding of the existing environmental site conditions based on accessible/available information Provide a clear understanding of the existing environmental site conditions based on accessible/available information Minimize or eliminate erroneous activities Minimize or eliminate erroneous activities Based on the SCM provide a clear recommendation to move to closure Based on the SCM provide a clear recommendation to move to closure Utilize existing regulatory framework as a guide to closure (MCLs/Low Risk Sites) Utilize existing regulatory framework as a guide to closure (MCLs/Low Risk Sites)

7 When is a SCM necessary? Whenever assessment activities are conducted for a site. Whenever assessment activities are conducted for a site. If site circumstances or conditions have changed or data is outdated If site circumstances or conditions have changed or data is outdated As part of a health risk assessment or a receptor pathway evaluation As part of a health risk assessment or a receptor pathway evaluation As part of any corrective action plan or closure document. As part of any corrective action plan or closure document.

8 General SCM Characteristics Every site will include different information depending on its specific circumstances Every site will include different information depending on its specific circumstances Contains in depth analysis and successful presentation of data Contains in depth analysis and successful presentation of data Comprehensive in nature including all historical data and pertinent events Comprehensive in nature including all historical data and pertinent events Includes a clear objective and direction for the site substantiated by the SCM contents Includes a clear objective and direction for the site substantiated by the SCM contents

9 SCM Summary General Site Characteristics General Site Characteristics History, Business type, Surrounding land use, RPs, Location, Geology, Hydrogeology, Receptors, Contaminant(s) etc. Procedure and Contaminant Information Procedure and Contaminant Information Release description, Sampling information, Soil, vapor and groundwater data interpretation (Figures) Discussion Discussion Risk discussion (including receptor pathway evaluation), Substantiate interpretations, provide backup Conclusions and Recommendations Conclusions and Recommendations Trends, Risk and Delineation conclusions, data gaps, and recommendations on what to do next.

10 SCM Contents Site Identification a.Site address (street name and number, city, state, zip code) b.Name of business at site c.Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) d.DEH Case Number (e.g., H ) e.Property owner (name and mailing address f.Tank owner (name and mailing address) g.Tank operator (name and mailing address) h.Contact person (name, mailing address and phone number) i.Responsible party (name and mailing address) j.Location maps

11 SCM Contents Site History/Development/Usage a.Historical site use (including potential sources of contamination and dates) b.Current site use (including potential sources of contamination and dates) c.Future site use and development plans (type of use, new construction, below-grade structures, proposed excavation work, elevator shafts, vaults, utility trenches) d.Adjacent site uses (Site Vicinity Map)

12 SCM Contents Description of Release and Site Plot Plan a.Substance(s) released b.Contaminant characterization c.Quantity of substance(s) released (estimate) d.How and when release occurred e.Location of release on site (can be based on data) f.Drawn to scale (indicate scale used) g.North direction arrow h.Streets, structures, and utilities i.Excavation and stockpile locations j.Tank and piping locations (past, existing, proposed) k.Well, boring, and sample locations l.Legend for symbols and abbreviations

13 Site Plan Showing Utilities and Depths

14 SCM Contents Geology, Hydrology and Hydrogeology a.Local geology description b.Site geology description (based on borings) c.Topography d.Surface drainage and surface-water bodies in vicinity e.RWQCB basin plan hydrographic unit, subunit identification, and aquifer sensitivity status. f.Groundwater elevation measurements and depth to groundwater g.Groundwater gradient and direction of groundwater flow h.Description of all groundwater aquifers i.Known or probable contaminant migration patterns (consider hydrogeology, groundwater gradient, utility trenches, etc.) j.Source of information

15 SCM Contents Delineation of Contamination (Soil) a.Summary table(s) of analytical data with sample identification, date, depth, location, analysis method(s), results, etc. b.Map(s) showing horizontal extent of soil contamination, probable contamination sources, contaminant migration pathways, well and boring locations, sample locations, and sample results c.Cross sections showing vertical and horizontal extent of soil contamination, contamination source(s), lithology, water table, sample locations, sample results, and underground structures f.Estimated mass/volume of contaminated soil (when applicable)

16 Soil Concentration and Contour Map Example

17 Cross Section ExampleFigure Cross Section Example Figure

18 SCM Contents Delineation of Contamination (Groundwater) a. Summary table(s) of analytical data with sample identification, depth, location, analysis method(s) and results b.Map(s) showing horizontal extent of groundwater contamination, well locations, sample results, product thickness in wells, groundwater elevation in wells, groundwater elevation contours, and groundwater flow directions c.Environmental parameters or manmade features which may affect the spread of contamination

19 Groundwater Contaminant Contour Map Example

20 SCM Contents Exposure Concerns a.Contaminant migration pathways description and receptor pathway evaluation b.Man-made pathways (conduits, utilities, vaults, piping, storm drains, etc.) c.Natural pathways (air, soil, surface water, bedrock fractures, groundwater, etc.) d.Impact on biological receptors (people, plants, animals) e.Potential nuisance complaints (odors, eyesore) f.Risk assessment concepts and calculations g.Identify all production and potable water supply wells within 1000 feet of the site by means of area site visit, California Department of Water Resources (DWR) records, etc.

21 SCM Contents Sampling a.Protocol description b.Methods c.Preservation and transport d.Analyses performed e.Chain-of-custody forms f.Sample matrix description (clay, sand, water) g.Laboratory analytical reports (on letterhead) h.Quality assurance/quality control data i.Interpretation of analytical results with respect to previous and current understanding of the site

22 SCM Contents Stockpiled Soil Management and Site Safety a.Volume b.Location c.Methods used to prevent aeration, run-off and public access d.Disposal methods e.Copies of manifests f.Site safety/security description g.Community health and safety issues addressed h.Monitoring equipment i.Protective equipment j.Public agency notifications k.Utility notifications (Call USA 48 hours before work by law)

23 SCM Contents Conclusions, Recommendations, Signature a.Horizontal and vertical extent of soil and groundwater contamination explanation b.Additional assessment or other recommendations c.Alternative mitigation recommendations d.Signature(s) of report preparer(s) e.Signature(s) and registration number(s) of the registered professional(s) who supervised and is responsible for designated portions of the report f.Authorized signature for the company preparing the report (original signatures required--no draft, unsigned, or electronically signed reports)

24 SCM Contents Appendices a.Well/boring logs b.Hazardous waste manifests and disposal receipts c.Permits (APCD, Fire Department, Wells, etc.) d.Laboratory data sheets e.Chain-of-custody forms f.Backup information including calculations, notes, photographs, etc. as applicable

25 Anyone still think this a SCM?

26 Closing Comments Most of the information above will not need to be recreated each time a SCM is submitted and therefore shouldnt require excessive effort to incorporate into future documents. Most of the information above will not need to be recreated each time a SCM is submitted and therefore shouldnt require excessive effort to incorporate into future documents. If this information is included in every SCM theres less chance of information being lost etc. If this information is included in every SCM theres less chance of information being lost etc. The number one reason DEH receives for an incomplete SCM is that the information is not available (which usually means not easily available) The number one reason DEH receives for an incomplete SCM is that the information is not available (which usually means not easily available)

27 Questions?


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